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Old 10-27-2010, 04:04 AM
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by several people lately. I never label my quilts (I know, I know!) so I have a question for anyone that makes embroidered labels for others.

What exactly is expected, other than the embroidery portion... do you remove all the stabilizers (water soluble toppings, tear aways, etc) trim the label, finish the edges?

If you do finish the edges, how do you do them?

I really appreciate any responses. I have someone wanting one done this week for a friend with cancer.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:57 AM
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I embroider my labels and yes, try to remove as much of the left over stabilizer as possible. I wouldn't expect you to finish any edges for me. I usually just leave a 1/4 to 1/3" inch of fabric around it and iron the edges under so I can stitch on by hand. I wouldn't expect you to do that. I would think you could trim it though.
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:08 PM
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I've made embroidered labels in the same fabric as the backing, with iron on stabilizer, and then binding on the edge of it to match the binding on the quilt. Iron on and hand hem around the binding in the corner of the quilt.
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Not sure how she does hers but just love the way they look!
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-72448-1.htm
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When I make embroidered labels, I try to make the lettering fit into one of the frames that are built into my machine. Clear as mud, I know, but those box shapes you can sew with satin stitches (can't figure out what else I'd use those frame shapes for). When the stitching is done, frame and all, I place a thin interfacing on the RS of the label and sew all around the perimeter just outside the satin stitching. I trim close to the stitching with pinking shears. Then I make a small slit in the interfacing and turn the the label right side out (like you do with applique) and hand stitch it to the quilt. That takes care of the raw edges without having to turn them all under. Hope this is clear.
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If I have a big label I just skip the satin stitch part and still use the interfacing turn method because I like having all the raw edges enclosed.
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:32 PM
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That's a terrific method Pam, thanks for sharing that!

I appreciate all the feedback. I really wasn't sure what a customer would expect as far as the finishing process of the label.

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When I make embroidered labels, I try to make the lettering fit into one of the frames that are built into my machine. Clear as mud, I know, but those box shapes you can sew with satin stitches (can't figure out what else I'd use those frame shapes for). When the stitching is done, frame and all, I place a thin interfacing on the RS of the label and sew all around the perimeter just outside the satin stitching. I trim close to the stitching with pinking shears. Then I make a small slit in the interfacing and turn the the label right side out (like you do with applique) and hand stitch it to the quilt. That takes care of the raw edges without having to turn them all under. Hope this is clear.
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